Cancer doesn’t wait.
You shouldn't have to.
We consider cancer to be an urgent problem. If you have a diagnosis of peritoneal cancer, we will not make you wait for an appointment. Call us today, and we will arrange a same-day or next-day appointment with Dr. Ahrendt to get your specialized care moving forward.
The Peritoneal Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic is designed to offer patients a one-stop comprehensive evaluation for a variety of cancers involving the peritoneal or abdominal cavity.
Many cancer types can spread to or originate in the peritoneal cavity, including cancers of the colon, appendix, ovary, and stomach, as well as mesothelioma, neuroendocrine cancer, sarcomas, and other less common tumors. These advanced cancers are challenging to treat and benefit from a multi-specialty approach that considers all possible therapies, including surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy, systemic chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and clinical trials.
We bring together a team of experts (surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nutritionists, and more) focused on cancers of the peritoneal cavity. The team analyzes your individual situation and recommends a specific treatment plan for you.
At our clinic, patients are seen by a team of specialists on one day with the goal of having a treatment plan by the end of the visit.
Recent studies have shown improved survival and quality of life in selected patients treated with cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC). As with other complex surgical procedures, surgeon and hospital experience are significant factors in achieving the best patient outcomes. Our surgeons have a combined experience of over 500 CRS/HIPEC procedures.
We are also the only hospital in more than a 500-mile radius where you will find doctors who are part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) advisory panel. The NCCN establishes treatment guidelines that doctors all across the United States of America use as a reference.
The Peritoneal Cancer Center is committed to providing thorough, compassionate, and dedicated patient care. To schedule an appointment, call 720-848-0714.